Help The Vintage Wings Cause

July 13, 2016

Through the financial support of people like you, Vintage Wings Inc. will once again help these aircraft grace the skies in honor of our veterans and all who were involved in their legacy. Vintage Wings Inc. is a non-profit organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. Contributions donated to the museum will be fully tax-deductible. Donations can be made through our website at:

or by mailing checks to

Vintage Wings Inc.
PO Box 414
Washington, Pa 15301

Vintage Wing's first restoration project is a Douglas C-53 Skytrooper. A variant of the legendary DC-3. This historic aircraft rolled off the assembly line in January 1942, and flew throughout the duration of WWII as an active combat veteran.

Her time afterwards saw her as an airliner, corporate DC-3, and most notably as "Buckeye One," the flagship for the governor of Ohio from 1963-1982. It was during this time that our C-53 helped promote general aviation and helped open an airport in every county in the state of Ohio.

Our goal is to create a flying classroom; A mobile living history museum. Static aircraft in museums serve a distinct and valuable purpose, but a flying aircraft with all its sights, sounds and smells simply can not be replicated in a museum. Its cabin and cockpit will become a classroom with learning modules, using key points in its distinct history that align with key points in aviation history. Guests will see the significance of its role as a Military C-53 in winning the war and as a DC-3A, creating the model for the modern air transportation system. Flying into airshows, fly-in's and other aviation related events, it will offer more then just a silent and empty cabin. Our core goal is to inspire future generations by telling the amazing history of 41-20095 as only it can do and by partnering with local aviation schools as well as trade schools to inspire a career in the field of Aviation.